We mentioned Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston” ranking a few posts back. Today, we’ll present a few our favorite spots to shop from their list along with the magazine’s descriptions of the various locales.
The Boston Globe recently released its picks for the 53 best places in Boston to get your grub on and purchase your provisions.
Here are a few:
This crimson-walled Downtown Crossing steakhouse in the back of jm Curley is a swanky lair for dedicated eaters who crave strong drinks and serious meat. Couples should get the new prix fixe “Casa Blanca” for two: a wedge salad, a 20-ounce bone-in rib eye with a side, and dessert — a steal at $58. Try the bone marrow with jalapeno chimichurri and Texas toast. Logically, cocktail flights are named for Humphrey Bogart films.
25 Temple Place, Boston, 617-338-5333, bogiesplace.com
Barcelona Wine Bar
One of the hottest additions to Brookline’s Washington Square area, this restaurant, which also has locations in Washington D.C., Georgia, and Connecticut, is hopping virtually every night of the week. Barcelona offers an adventurous spin on tapas served by a friendly, informed wait staff. With a big bar and a long list of Spanish wines and sherries, it’s great for an after-activity drink, too.
1700 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617-264-8900, barcelonawinebar.com
Expectations were high for the first solo venture from Tim Maslow, the young chef who turned his father’s Watertown sandwich shop, Strip-T’s, into a dining destination. Ribelle in Brookline doesn’t disappoint. The cooks turn out rigatoni with octopus, fennel, and smoked tomato, ricotta gnudi with green crab veloute, aged duck breast with cranberry, and more. Inventive and inspired, it doesn’t taste like any other restaurant in town.
1665 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617-232-2322, ribellebkline.com
Metro Boston, a free daily newspaper written and designed for young and ambitious professionals, recently polled its readership to see the top 25 who played/play for teams in our fair city during the past 25 years.
You’ll be eager to see who made the list and who from our Celtics, Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox was unceremoniously snubbed from the list.
(Spolier alert: Tom Brady, Pedro Martinez, and Larry Bird both made the cut).
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